Military Expenditures (As % of Government Expenditure) in Sudan

Military expenditures as a share of government expenditure reached 30.9 % in 2017 in Sudan, according to the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database. This is 23.6 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, military expenditures as a share of government expenditure in Sudan reached an all time high of 47.8 % in 1999 and an all time low of 11.7 % in 1991. When compared to Sudan's main peers, military expenditures as a share of government expenditure in Chad amounted to 13.8 %, 4.58 % in Egypt, 3.76 % in Ethiopia and 7.39 % in South Sudan in 2017.

Sudan has been ranked 1st within the group of 145 countries we follow in terms of military expenditures as a share of government expenditure, 6 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Military expenditure is derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditure on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces, defence ministries and other government agencies engaged in defence projects, paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations, and military space activities.

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